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Subject: The Virtues of Posture - Again
Probably the tenth movie for kids on posture, but by this time they apparently had done away with that business about getting a tipped uterus if you sit slouched in a chair too much. Call it progress.
Subject: Your Name
Why do her friends smile and skicker at Adrelene? Is it her posture? No...it's her name which sounds vaguely like an over the counter decongestant. Upon realizing that, Adrelene begins to resent her parents for naming her that...which gave rise to a subsequent Centron film Why Resent Your Parents...
Subject: Health: Your Posture
Part of the "Health" series brought to us from the Centron studios in Lawrence, Kansas. Like some Coronet films, this short is designed to lead kids to believe that your appearance should be your No. 1 priority if you want to make friends. The narrator tells us the sad story of Adrelene, who at the party is always the one who's sitting in the corner not saying anything. But unlike Sarah in "The Snob," Adrelene isn't full of herself--in fact she'd like to make friends---but she just can't seem to get along with anyone. She's absolutely repulsive to others because she doesn't stand up straight.
Adrelene doesn't get it, and looks at herself in the mirror. Suddenly, her reflection springs to life and tells her that she needs to develop good posture in order to become a successful person. Centron films are known for their cleverness, but this is the only halfway clever thing in this film. The rest of the short boringly stresses that posture is good for you socially, and also good for you health-wise. Adrelene begins refining her posture and we are left knowing that she'll probably be making a lot of new friends soon. The film is narrated by Jim Lantz, a radio announcer from Kansas City (narrator of 'Your Name Here Story,' bartender in 'The Vicious Circle'). According to Centron production records, "Your Posture" was produced by Art Wolf, directed by Herk Harvey, and written by Art Wolf and Trudy Travis, with photography by Norm Stuewe and sound and editing by Chuck Lacey. Not really worth your time.
Karma Hawk -
Subject: "the mirrors gone crazy"
Pretty basic social guidance film where Aderlene (I think that's her name) learns about good posture. As was common in these films their seems to be a message about how having bad posture will make you an outcast which is of course ludacrisly untrue. The mirorr actually only has a minor role, which is a shame since the girls reflection is the only one besides the muffled narrator that talks. the mirror is also the best part of the film but only actually lasts for a minute or so, with the rest just feeling like an infomercial. Warning: Don't slouch while watching this or else you'll actually feel your muscles and organs starting to cave in on you.
Subject: Stand up for mental health (?)
When a young girl has a psychotic break leading to confrontations with herself in a mirror, what's needed is antipsychotic medication, not posture coaching. This film takes a swan-dive off the deep end (with no water) and appears to be darn proud of it. This mindless romp through the implausible is delightfully bizarre.
Subject: Loser girl, get some exercise!
Like 'Soapy The Germ Fighter', this film blames everything on one thing, and all would be well if you just... STOOD UP STRAIGHT. In what has to be the most preposterous name ever given to a girl in a film like this, 'Adrelene'(!!) wonders why the kids all ignore her at parties. Then, in a surreal device I've never seen before, her bedroom mirror double starts talking to her, saying it's her POSTURE. After THAT, it's a hell's half acre of what you should DO to maintain your posture! Exercise every day! Sit up straight! Get Enough Sleep! Soon, of course, Adrelene has PLENTY of friends because of this (sure) and we (and her mirror) are left with our moths wide open. Reccomended!